Apply to an Undergraduate Program

Making history is in our DNA — is it in yours? For nearly 200 years, Columbian College has been transforming lives through research and discovery. If you are ambitious, creative, academically curious and eager for your own #OnlyatGW moments in Washington, D.C., you're ready to start your journey to GW.

To view CCAS undergraduate admissions requirements, including Common Application, transcripts, optional test scores and more, select your application type.








Application Types

What kind of applicant are you? Select an application type to view the complete admissions requirements.

Apply as a First Year

If you are a high school senior or have never attended college since leaving high school or earning a GED, regardless of age, you are considered a first-year applicant.

Apply as a Transfer Student

If you have completed at least one college course since high school graduation or since completing your GED, you are considered a transfer applicant.

Apply as an International Student

If you are a first-year applicant who does not live in the United States or a transfer student from another country who is currently attending another U.S. institution, you need to complete additional steps to apply to GW.

Apply for an Internal GW Transfer

If you are a current GW undergraduate student who wants to transfer into Columbian College from a different GW school, you must submit the required paperwork.

The GW Difference



The George Washington University has been proudly test-optional for the majority of applicants since 2015.


Access & Success

GW participates in many initiatives to bring the best and brightest students from all backgrounds to our campuses.


Dedicated Advisors

Every new undergraduate is paired with an advisor who will guide you and help develop your individual academic plan.


Career Coaching

Career coaches help students create a framework to make their career goals a reality, starting with connecting passion to purpose.


Berkley Lane





"I try to take advantage of the opportunities at GW - to take classes, go to forums and attend different DC green scene events."

Berkley Lane
BA '20, Dance, Environmental Studies